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18 short plays about Python and programming

At the PyGotham 2018 tech conference, Jason Owen and I presented "Python Grab Bag: A Set of Short Plays", inspired by the Neo-Futurists' show "The Infinite Wrench". The 40-minute video is up on YouTube and my blog post links to the script and slides, credits the crew and cast, deep-links to the specific timecodes for individual plays, and gives citations for the references we made. [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Mar 29, 2019 - 1 comment

cartoon racoon news show

hey, so i've been playing around with scripts and assets and stuff got so dark last night that i was motivated to pull my first script live, complete with scrappy phonemes and a few fourth wall breaks. this is my first news hour cartoon edition, and i'm really happy to share it with this awesome community. please send suggestions!
posted by armisme on Mar 16, 2019 - 2 comments

The Great Post-Brexit British Bake-Off

The secret is the nettles.
posted by The Whelk on Dec 6, 2018 - 5 comments

Male Tears: A collage comic book about thwarted privilege

A cursed relic of our revolting age, Male Tears remixes vintage comic book imagery into a verbo-visual slurry for your shame or amusement: forty pages of thwarted privilege, humiliating failure and unchecked emotions exploding into weeping and/or violence. [more inside]
posted by AndNeverWell on Oct 2, 2018 - 5 comments

Rook Trader, an interesting and occasionally alarming internet game

A game where you play as a bird, or possibly as a chess piece, or somehow both. You want shiny and warm things for your nest. Fly to other nests and negotiate trades for your existing shiny and warm things. Accrue wealth. Crash the economy for fun and profit. [more inside]
posted by FeatherWatt on Sep 12, 2015 - 3 comments

Twitter-based Pluto "Facts"

In commemoration of the impending flyby of Pluto by the New Horizons mission, I have created a twitter account, inspired by other such "fact" oriented accounts as @CatTipps, @FactsAboutEggs. Will publish a fact or two about Pluto every day up through the NASA flyby, or as long as the inspiration lasts.
posted by Devils Rancher on May 2, 2015 - 0 comments

Egress Methods

Paul Simon claimed that there must be fifty ways to leave your lover, but in his famous song he named far fewer than that. Egress Methods, a twitter bot, fulfills the promise that Mr. Simon could not—and then some—tweeting a randomly generated formula for lover-leaving every few hours, from now into eternity. [more inside]
posted by aparrish on Mar 20, 2014 - 5 comments

Dinosaurs!WTF?

This is my blog covering the Conservative Dinosaur Readiness Movement. It is a satirical blog about a right wing survivalist group that is paranoid that dinosaurs are going to return somehow and conquer earth. While it is satire, I also try to incorporate good science when I can, I interview legit people in the paleontology field such as Kirk Johnson and Peter Larson. [more inside]
posted by DinoswtfEd on Feb 7, 2014 - 3 comments

Herebe: all you need to get started is a great idea.

There are dragons in Silicon Valley. Real, flapping, scaly ones, with teeth and claws; the kind that'll burn your Lower Haight apartment to cinders before you can pivot your way out of there. What's more, it looks like they can be harnessed and sold as a service. Can you say "opportunity"? Herebe is a short novel about Silicon Valley, startups, the battle for ideas ... and dragons. It's my first, and I would love MetaFilter's collective opinion. You can buy it on Amazon.com.
posted by bwerdmuller on Jul 13, 2013 - 2 comments

My debut novel Nothingness

Years in the making, my first novel Nothingness is finally available as an e-book on Smashwords. It's a darkly comic satire on America drowning in delusion. A family is dissolving in a community turning more paranoid with every additional inch of rain that falls. It's like Don Quixote meets Lord of the Flies. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll believe anything. [more inside]
posted by Fritz Langwedge on Aug 27, 2012 - 3 comments

R Money Music Video

I made a music video envisioning Mitt Romney as a rapper named R Money who likes to rap about how wealthy he is. There is an interesting synchronicity between some aspects of hip hop culture and wealthy media figures like Donald Trump and Mitt Romney that make for a funny juxtaposition, I think. [more inside]
posted by mroben on Jul 30, 2012 - 0 comments

The How Not To Kill Your Baby Official Growth Chart Of Doom

Have you ever read a parenting book that left you feeling inadequate and/or terrified? In other words, have you ever read any parenting book whatsoever? Then you might enjoy my new book How Not To Kill Your Baby, a parody of all those crazy-making pregnancy and parenting manuals. It comes complete with a poster-size detachable Growth Chart of Doom, which will tell you if your baby is big enough to survive an encounter with an angry capybara. For the story of why I decided to write the book, you can read my guest post at the New York Times Motherlode blog. [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Mar 28, 2012 - 8 comments

The Artless Bystander

Satirical, 1st person weblog about current "hot topics" [more inside]
posted by hellojed on Jun 30, 2011 - 2 comments

Randomly generated resolutions for 2011

Click and click again to generate random new years resolutions for 2011, based on a corpus of tweets collected yesterday and today. Sometimes nonsensical, sometimes absurd, sometimes even plausible. "Be more dedicated to achieve. It avoids disappointment. which means you'll have to be." (potentially NSFW) [more inside]
posted by aparrish on Jan 1, 2011 - 9 comments

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